2016 Nissan Versa Note 1.6 from North America

Summary:

It's cheap but I hope dependable

Faults:

It's new, and so far nothing wrong.

General Comments:

I just bought this 1/20/17. It was the last 2016 on the lot. It's a base model with no electronic door locks, electric windows and has a 5 speed manual. I was just looking for a low priced econ-o-box for commuting to work and so far it has fit the bill.

I've only owned it a few days, so I'll update this as I go along.

It rides nice with comfortable seats and a lot of room. I'm a 250lb 6 foot guy and get in and out with no problem.

I haven't driven a stick shift for some time, so I'm learning again, but with my 40 mile commute it seems I spend most of the time between 4th and 5th gears.

Just hope this car is reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd January, 2017

2014 Nissan Versa Note S 1.6 gas from North America

Summary:

Great for the budget conscious owner

Faults:

Nothing so far, but I have only had it for a few months.

General Comments:

I was going to consider buying a more upscale used car, but I have had many used cars and did not want to get into a car with possible big problems, so for an affordable price I went with this no frills compact car.

Pros of my base model manual transmission Versa Note:

- Lots of interior space

- The manual gearbox allows you to get the most power out of the small engine.

- Looks good to me, although it is subjective (does not look as cheap as you might think).

- Steering feel and turning radius are excellent.

- Fuel economy is excellent, especially on the highway.

- Brakes seem good so far (strong enough for a quick stop).

- Lots of storage space in the front.

- Very spacious back seats for passengers.

- Excellent visibility with only a tiny blind spot.

- Comes standard with a locking gas cover

- I went on a few longer trips, and it was comfortable and feels good on the highway with little noise.

- Gas tank is tiny, seems like the designers might have made it smaller to crank out all the inside space.

Cons:

- The manual does not come with keyless entry.

- My model did not come with a hatch release button; you can only open it by turning the key, which I was not expecting, nor was I warned LOL (my biggest gripe).

- There is no mirror on the passenger side sun visor on the base model LOL.

- Both sun visors are much too tiny to properly block the sun. This should be changed on the next year model for safety reasons.

- The car came with heated and powered side mirrors, but I would have rather had a button on the inside to release the trunk.

Final note: Great value since I just finished school and have a budget; it beats taking the bus, but you're not going to be taking big dates out in this. It is A to B travel, no frills, but affordable!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2014

26th Apr 2015, 16:01

I test drove a base 2014 and a SR 2015. The base was a stick and at 60 mph it shows 3000 RPM on the tach; the SR was a CVT and showed almost 1000 less RPM. Nice riding little car. The sun visors are too small.

The 2015 has a fix to the step up load floor when seats folded... a little shelf to put on top of the floor... not a good solution. Would be better to have the seats fold twice... once as they do now, and then to fold up against the front seat backs.